The Boys Dormitory is the perfect honeymoon or self-catering romantic break destination
The Boys Dormitory is a spacious 95 sq mtr, one bedroom penthouse apartment. It sits on the vaulted top floor of the old monastery in Loch Ness, with huge arched stone mullioned windows. The apartment is one of only a few in the entire abbey to enjoy views in three directions because every window offers sensational views of the landscape.
Boys Dormitory decor is in the most luxurious style, combining quality antique and modern furnishings, featuring Victorian floorboards, antique paintings and prints, and vintage lighting sourced from a local chapel. Consequently, wonderful attention to detail has been paid throughout. The most idyllic place, a far cry from when up to forty boarding students would share what was the original junior boys school dormitory, located between the Abbot’s chapel and a lovely bell tower.
Spacious, well lit and breath taking
The bright and airy large living room and open plan kitchen area offers the very finest level of comfort including designer sofas. The view from the large arched stone mullioned living room window straight up the loch is truly spectacular: a perfect seat to while away the afternoon reading a good novel, or watching for the legendary Loch Ness Monster.
The gorgeous master bedroom features another massive stone mullioned arched window overlooking the Cloister Gardens, the turrets and towers of the Abbey, and the mountains beyond. Watching the stars at night from the comfort of your bed through this fantastic window is a magical experience. King-sized antique brass and iron bed, Victorian oak church pew, luxurious bed linens, choice of feather or fibre pillows, therefore offering total relaxation and comfort for the duration of your stay.
Boys Dormitory is at the top of three flights of stairs (75 steps) with no lift access. The climb is well worth the effort, as the views are amongst the best in the abbey.
Unique selling points
- 1 bedroom, sleeps 2
- Short breaks available
- Stunning views of Loch Ness
- Unique apartment
36″ Flat screen TV, radio/DVD player, library of books, DVDs and CDs, board games, tourist information.
Electric oven with gas hob, washer/dryer, granite worktops, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, top spec utensils/kitchen equipment.
King-size antique brass bed with luxurious white bed linen, firm mattress, hairdryer, steam iron & ironing board, black-out curtains (essential on our long summer days in Scotland). We even offer both feather and fibre pillow options!
Deep luxurious roll-top bath, separate powerful waterfall shower, thick towels and dressing gowns, Arran Aromatics toiletries.
Facilities at the abbey include:
Stunning club lounge including 12-foot billiards table (in the former monks refectory), in addition to a tennis court and gym. You can see a list of the facilities by clicking here. The on site Boat House Restaurant is just moments away and you can visit their website directly by following this link.
Fort Augustus Village:
Voted one of finest villages to visit in Scotland on Trip Advisor- 4.5/5. The village is only a few minutes’ walk from the abbey, with village shops and cottages running either side of Thomas Telford’s famous Caledonian Canal and ladder of 5 locks, perfect for sightseeing, lunch or picnics.
The village additionally has two grocery stores, 2 dining pubs, post office, butchers, several gift shops, numerous eateries, the Lovat Arms Hotel for fine dining, tourist information, visitor centre, boat trips, regular bus service, plus a petrol station. At night, the ladder of locks in the village is floodlit so it is quite a spectacle.
Award Winning Development:
Fort Augustus Abbey (The Highland Club) has won ‘Conversion of the Year’ at The Scottish Home Awards 2012.
Extras included in booking:
Luxury white bed linen
Towels and dressing gowns
Arran Aromatics toiletries
Welcome Pack including Illy coffee, tea, milk, shortbread, wine.
WiFi in Club Lounge
Electricity, gas, central heating, and of course all the Highland Club facilities are available to you during your stay at Boys Dormitory.
The Abbey swimming pool is on schedule to open next year although an exact date is currently unavailable. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We will keep you up to date with any further information.
Reviews of Boys Dormitory
- "Can't wait to come back, thank you!"..... Evans, October 2017
- "Amazing apartment.....extremely clean and well equipped.....the best we have ever stayed.....Thank you." Palmer, December 2017